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VRFA fire and rescue blotter | May 23
The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 234 calls for service between May 12 and 18, among them the following:
Aid call: 9:57 a.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters responded to Green River Community College for a woman who had fallen, possibly fracturing her ankle. After the crew splinted her ankle, a private ambulance whisked her off to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).
Aid call: 3:15 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). After firefighters finished helping a woman complaining of respiratory distress, King County Medic 1 transported her to Valley Medical Center for further evaluation.
Aid call: 12:30 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to The Outlet Collection Mall helped a man who had caught and crushed his thumb in a metal gate. Firefighters bandaged the bleeding wound at the scene, and a private ambulance transported the man to Valley Medical Center.
Accident: 1:50 p.m., (Auburn). VRFA firefighters and King County Medics responded to the intersection of Highway 18 and West Valley Highway for a high-speed, motor vehicle accident. Firefighters arrived to find a vehicle that had gone approximately 40 feet down an embankment and landed upside down in a small stream, trapping the driver under water. The two passengers got themselves out. Auburn Police personnel were on scene early to release the driver and start CPR efforts. Firefighters and Medics treated and transported two of the victims to Harborview Medical Center. The male passenger refused to be transported.
Aid call: 1:05 p.m., (Algona). Firefighters helped a child in respiratory distress, and a private ambulance transported her to Children's Hospital at the physician's request.
Aid call: 8:15 p.m., (Lea Hill). After firefighters evaluated a man who was having trouble standing because of pre-existing medical conditions and general weakness, they determined that he needed further care, so a private ambulance transported him to MAMC.
Aid call: 2:31 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters and King County Medics helped a man who was struggling to breathe. King County Medics transported the man to MAMC.